Women of Influence: MEET BRITTNY ROBINS, FOUNDER OF FLAWLESS BY FRIDAY
Posted on May 31 2018
Britt founded Flawless by Friday at the age of 27 to help make everyone feel like the most flawless version of themselves — for life’s big moments and even just for every day. Growing up as one of five girls on a farm north of Toronto, Britt was the resident makeup artist, hairdresser and skincare consultant. She loved seeing that when her sisters looked their best, it really made them feel their best, and this inspired her passion for the beauty industry. Britt believes that feeling like your best, most beautiful self has a direct impact on how you approach your day.
My first job ever was… A camp counsellor at camp Manitou. I taught baseball even though I had never played baseball before. I learned quickly that the girls liked learning baseball from me so I had to pick that one up quickly!
I would tell my 20-year-old self… Care less about what other people think. It’s really important to acknowledge that most of us are affected by the opinions of our peers. I always remind myself to just care more about my dreams than about the opinions of my acquaintances. I would also remind myself that my closest family and friends will always support me whether I succeed or fall short.
I decided to be an entrepreneur because… I always sort of knew. My dad is a serial entrepreneur who was always thinking one step ahead. I started to see the same patterns in myself and always had a goal of running my own company by the time I was 30.
My biggest setback was… Learning parts of running a business that I did not have a background in. Learning how to run a company not just from a sales and marketing perspective, but from a financial and logistics capacity as well.